(October 1955)

Gilberton, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Famous Authors, Ltd.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated Junior
Editing:
Meyer A. Kaplan (Managing Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden and Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Paul Bunyan (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Inks:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Colors:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Paul Bunyan; Babe the Blue Ox
Synopsis:
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox stride into a lumber camp.

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents)

Coming Next Month / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, inside front cover promo positioned on the left side of the page for the next title in the Classics Illustrated Junior series, "Thumbelina". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's cover.

[Dot-to-Dot Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

What Is This? / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (puzzle directions)
Pencils:
Alex A Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, inside front cover dot-to-dot puzzle positioned on the right side of the page.

Paul Bunyan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); ? (traditional authors)
Pencils:
Bill Walsh ?
Inks:
Bill Walsh ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Paul Bunyan; Babe the Blue Ox; Skookum; Chris Crosshaul; Johnny Inkslinger; Sourdough Sam; Ole the Giant Blacksmith
Synopsis:
Paul Bunyan is a giant lumberjack who makes pets of Babe the Blue Ox and Skookum, a dog always walking downhill. Paul is credited with the creation of Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Donkey and the Little Dog (Table of Contents)

Aesop's Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Donkey; Dog; Master
Synopsis:
When a donkey tries to sit in his Master's lap in imitation of a pet dog, the Master drives him away. A dog observes that one should be satisfied being oneself.

Little Boy Blue (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (traditional author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Boy Blue
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about a boy falling asleep in a haycock while the sheep and the cows he tends stray.

Where Go the Boats? (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Louis Stevenson
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about a youngster playing with toy boats.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover promo offering Classics Illustrated and Classics Illustrated Junior subscriptions. Spot illustrations depict covers of both series.

[Paul Bunyan Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Paul Bunyan; Skookum
Synopsis:
Paul Bunyan and his dog, Skookum, walk among the hills.
Editing
This Issue is currently being edited by Mike Nielsen (since 2014-08-23, last edit 2014-08-23)

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Paul Bunyan
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. Paul Bunyan
  5. 4. The Donkey and the Little Dog
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. Little Boy Blue
  7. 6. Where Go the Boats?
  8. 7. [Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. [Paul Bunyan Pinup]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp